Local families flooded the Merced Mall’s Center Court on Saturday in anticipation of Santa’s big arrival to town.
With the help of the Merced Fire Department and Denisa’s School of Dance, Santa was transported to the Mall’s main entrance and then escorted to his winter wonderland by a group of tiny dancers. As Santa settled into his home for the holiday, everyone was treated to heart-warming dance performances and Christmas music.
For those wanting to meet Santa Claus, present him with a wish list, and take photos, he will be available until the Dec. 24. Santa will also hold a special pet photos day for cats and dogs on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Prices for photo packages begin at $14.95, and top out at $49.95, with additional options for those who would like to purchase key chains, frames, or ornaments.